Equipment Kits

This page includes information about the kits sent out to speakers who are recording their session remotely and includes instructions on setting everything up for a pre-record session.

What’s included in the kits:

If you have been provided with an equipment kit from Streamlab, this should include the following:

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PTZ Camera and tripod

This is a Full HD PTZ camera which can be remotely controlled by our team. The camera has a plate installed on the bottom which allows it to slot into the top of the tripod.

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Lenovo Laptop

This is a high powered Lenovo Workstation laptop, which is the hub of our recording system. Once you’ve connected this to your WiFi our team will access this laptop remotely, allowing us to configure everything and start and stop recordings.

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Accessories bag (Canberra)

This includes a directional, desktop USB microphone and a USB clicker for controlling your slides. Its located in the large case with a spare extension lead and power board.

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Accessories bag (Melbourne)

This includes a wireless microphone transmitter with lapel mic, a wireless microphone receiver, USB interface and a USB clicker for controlling your slides. Its located in the laptop bag along with a spare extension lead.

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Production kit

This small black case includes all of the technology required to bring everything together with minimal setup on your behalf. It includes 3 cables which need to be connected to the Laptop and the Camera and a fourth optional cable which can be connected to your personal laptop to capture your PowerPoint presentation.

Step 1: Setup your recording space

You should set up your recording space in a quiet part of your home that has plenty of natural light that will be facing towards you (rather than coming from behind you) and where you can ensure a clean and neat background (indoor plants, bookshelves are welcome!).

If you are using a PowerPoint you will need to setup in a way that allows you to have the laptop running the PowerPoint (either yours or ours) placed below the camera lens so its not as noticeable when you look at the PowerPoint. Otherwise, the cables that connect between the Production kit (small black case) and the Camera are about 5m long, so you have some flexibility in camera positioning.

Step 2 (CBR) : Setup Laptop

Connect both the laptop (via the power supply in the laptop bag) and the Production kit (via the power board lead) to power and attach the ethernet cable with the dongle on the end into the small network port on the left hand side of the laptop and the USB-C cable into one of the two USB-C ports on the left hand side of the laptop.


Image: USB C and Network dongle attached to left hand side of laptop

In addition to the above connections, you can connect the USB Microphone (located in the Accessories bag) to one of the USB ports on the left side.

Open the laptop and select the user “Remote Recording”. Once logged in, connect to your home WiFi by clicking the WiFi symbol in the bottom right hand corner of the task bar, selecting your network and entering any required password.

After connecting to the internet, open the Parsec app (located on the desktop), if it asks for a login email and password, please contact our team so we can provide this. At this point you can also let our team know the laptop is connected to the internet and we will remotely access the device and finalise the set up process.

Step 2 (MEL): Setup Laptop

Connect both the laptop (via the power supply in the production kit) and the Production kit (via the white powerboard lead) to power and attach the ethernet cable with the dongle on the end into the small network port on the left hand side of the laptop and the USB-C cable into one of the two USB-C ports on the left hand side of the laptop.


Image: Power, USB C and Network dongle attached to left hand side of laptop

Plug the blue ethernet cable into the right port on the switch at the back of the production kit.

In addition to the above connections, you can connect the USB Audio Interface (located in the Accessories bag) to one of the USB ports on the right side. Turn both of the wireless microphone units by holding down the power button

Open the laptop and select the user “Remote Recording”. Once logged in, connect to your home WiFi by clicking the WiFi symbol in the bottom right hand corner of the task bar, selecting your network and entering any required password.

After connecting to the internet, open the Parsec app (Pink/Blue app icon located on the task bar), if it asks for a login email and password, please contact our team so we can provide this. At this point you can also let our team know the laptop is connected to the internet and we will remotely access the device and finalise the set up process.

Step 3: Setup Camera & Tripod

The camera has a plate attached to the bottom which allows it to be connected to the tripod. For Canberra presenters: see the gif below to see how to unlock the clip and slide the plate into the top of the tripod.

For Melbourne presenters sit the camera into the head facing so back connections sit directly above the black level. When placed into the head, it should lock into place but if it doesn’t move the level as well as the smaller golden level back and forth until it locks into place. To remove, do the same while lifting the camera up and out of the head.

Depending on your space and your camera placement, you can either leave the tripod legs un-extended and place the tripod on a desk or similar piece of furniture, or extend the legs. We recommend placing the camera as close to eye level as possible.

Once you have positioned the tripod and camera, connect the camera to the Production kit using the loomed (taped together) yellow and black cables. The yellow cable connects to the SDI output by lining the grooves up and twisting the head until it locks into place. The black ethernet cable is connected to the port on the back of the camera labelled NDI/PoE, the other end is connected to the furthest left port on the switch as per the below image

Once you’ve attached the ethernet cable to the NDI/PoE port, the camera should power on and start the booting up process.

Step 4: Setup Second Laptop (Optional)

You can either use the laptop provided to run your slideshow (connect a USB with your PowerPoint file and drag it onto the desktop and open from there) or you can alternatively use your own laptop as long as it has an HDMI port

To set this up, connect the last cable (HDMI) coming from the Production kit to the HDMI output port on your laptop

If you are running the PowerPoint in Presenter Mode, ensure that the laptop display settings are set to Extended mode.

If you want to see the PowerPoint in full screen mode (i.e. without Presenter mode), you can change this setting in the Slide Show settings in PowerPoint.

We have endeavoured to make these instructions as easy as possible to follow, but we appreciate that unfamiliar technology can be stressful. If you have any concerns about these instructions, please reach out to our team via email at production@streamlab.com.au quoting AGS in your subject line or call us on 03 7064 5132